We are proud to announce the official formation of a new program initiative to highlight the works and explore the concerns of BIPOC theater professionals, with the goal to create programs that will support the current and urgent need for greater inclusion.
After two tumultuous years in shutdown, we are currently witnessing a surge of progress in BIPOC representation within the theater industry. Seven new plays that opened on Broadway in 2022 were by African American playwrights. Off-Broadway and LORT regional theaters are offering their most diverse seasons ever. The Dramatists Guild forged a groundbreaking inclusion rider. Things are going in the right direction! But is it enough?
Through an ongoing program dedicated to the advancement of BIPOC voices, including developmental readings of new works and a quarterly series of Town Hall conversations engaging an inclusive representation of the theater community, TRU affirms its dedication to fostering change in a slow-to-change industry.